Skills International GmbH

ECQA Certified EU Project Manager

The management of European projects is a complex process which requires experienced and trained experts. One of the main tasks of the EU Project Managers is to support project coordinators and partners in the development and application of international projects. Based on general know-how in project management, EU Project Managers acquire the necessary skills to manage projects that are co-funded by EU.

The seminar offers knowledge and best practice in all relevant topics for the management of EU projects taking into account the importance for the impact of the project and usage of the results.
 

TRAINING PLAN

The seminar is structured in four units with eleven modules.

 

Introduction into
EU Projects

EU Structure and EU Programs

Project Objectives
and Finances

Start up and Objectives

Management of Work Packages
and Project Results

Finance Management

Contract Management

Cooperation

Communication and Team Management

Exploitation and Sustainability

Reporting

Quality Management

Quality Planning

Quality Assurance

Risk Management

 

 
 

 

TARGETED TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Training brochure

Online Training programme

Inhouse Training Brochure (example)

 

TARGET GROUP

Training is especially designed to provide project managers, administrators and financial personnel with the skills needed to successfully develop and implement European projects.

  • Project Managers
  • Administrations
  • Research Managers
  • Financial personnel
  • Coordinators or partners of EU-funded projects
  • Proposal developers
  • Representatives of managing authorities for European projects

 

EU PROGRAMS

The Training covers a range of EU Programs, the main focus is mainly on

  • Horizon 2020 / FP7
  • Erasmus+ / Lifelong Learning Program
  • Cohesion Policy / Structural Funds
  • etc.

The participants will go through all the procedures of project implementation, from contract management to finances, reporting and exploitation of project results. An experienced EU Project Manager will guide you through the training, where you also get an insight into practical examples from many successfully completed European projects.

The course is especially designed to provide project managers and financial personnel with the skills needed to successfully implement European projects.

 

DURATION AND FORMS OF TRAINING

The training course is available either as a 3 or 4 days training with lots of practical examples. There are special editions of the course targeting specifically knowledge for EU proposal developoment, writing a successful application, evaluation and monitoring, or also finance and audits.Training courses are designed either as

  • Onsite training courses
  • In-house group training or
  • eLearning training seminar including webinars

 

EUROPE-WIDE CERTIFICATION

Participants of the seminar will have the possibility to attend the exam for

"ECQA Certified EU Project Manager"

Participants need pass at least 8 out of the 11 elements to be listed on the ECQA homepage as 'ECQA Certified EU Project Manager'. The test is modular with 10 questions per element (with a total of 110 questions for all elements). You need at least 66% to successfully pass an element.

The online test has a duration of three hours.

Participants who perform a test (based on a European test questions pool) and pass learning elements will achieve a certificate by the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA) now involving 60 partners from 24 countries and about 30 different job roles.

The course program bases on the principles of the EQF – European Qualification Framework . The course bases on learning modules. These learning modules can be attended in different countries. It is also possible to receive certificates for single modules (modular system) as well as per day attendance for selected modules.

 

CONTENT

Practical know-how and best practices in the management of EU projects is integrated into the Europe-wide training and certification schema. At the seminar, participants will obtain and improve knowledge, applicable to all EU programs. They will understand:

-    the life cycle of EU-funded projects
-    structure of EU institutions and EU programs
-    best practice how to integrate your project idea into EU funding programs
-    New EU Programmes 2014-2020
-    calls for proposals and related documentation
-    the process for project application and success criteria

-    from contract preparation to the project implementation
-    financial planning and reporting, preparation of audits
-    best practices in selecting and managing EU project partnership and partner search facilities
-    risk management in EU projects and best practice how to avoid risks
-    quality management in European projects
-    management of distributed teams and IT support
-    inter-cultural factors in European projects

 

TAKE ADVANTAGE FROM 18 YEARS OF PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE!

The practical hands-on training course includes knowledge from Regional Contact Point Southern Austria, National Contact Point consulting and EU project participation since 1995.

A European skills set of an European Project Manager, a set of courses and exercises and a skills portal system to test your skills have been developed in a European partnership in 2003 – 2006 (LEONARDO DA VINCI, MANAGEUR). Collaboration has been continued in different projects like TEMPUS CROMEU, where the training was implemented and adapted to Western Balcan Countries like Croatia.

A European Job Role Committee in ECQA led by Skills International GmbH continues the development and coordination of this successful job role and qualification.

So far more than 700 EU project managers have been trained in Europe. Participants came from leading European companies, research centers, administrations, ministries etc.

 

TRAINER

 

Mag. Andrea Fenz

Director of Skills International GmbH, Austria and Skills International L.L.C., Kosovo (since 2008)

APS – European Programmes for Technologies and Training, Director and Project Coordinator
(1995 - 2009)

 

Key qualifications:

  • Regional Contact Point 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme on behalf of Austrian Ministry of Science and Research, Austrian Ministry of Economy, Regional Government of Styria and Chamber of Commerce Carinthia in collaboration with FFG  (1995 – 2008)
  • National Contact Point NCP Austria for the 6th EU Framework Programme, IST Programme (Information Society Technologies)
  • EU Innovation Relay Centre Austria for international technology transfer: Partner for Southern Austria in collaboration with FFG (1995 – 2008)
  • Regional Contact Point for EU Educational Programme LEONARDO DA VINCI (2000 – 2004) in collaboration with National Agency Austria
  • Co-ordinator of EU mobility projects in ERASMUS and LEONARDO DA VINCI (2000 – 2008)
  • Coordinator of the Austrian task force EU Lobbying for the 7th Framework Programme (2008)
  • Coordinator of Job Role Committee for the ManagEUr Training – Certified European Project Manager in the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA)
  • Proposal Evaluator for ÖAD – Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research, Lifelong Learning Program, Vienna
  • Listed as commercial consulter for FP7 with FFG/EIP, Vienna, Austria
  • Collaboration with Agency for European Integration and Economic Development (AEI) in Kosovo

 

Key qualifications as a trainer:

  • Certified Adult Trainer (WIFI)
  • Trainer for ECQA Certified EU Project Manager
  • Trainer for ECQA Certified Innovation Manager
  • Trainer for ECQA Certified Researcher - Entrepreneur
  • Trainer for ECQA Certified IT Consultant for SME Software Selection
  • Trainer for ECQA Certifiied Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Trainer for EU proposal writing

 

Coordinator or partner in the following EU projects with APS or Skills International GmbH

EU Programme

Project

Duration

LLP Grundtvig Partnership

ADULT LITERACY

2013 - 2015

Leonardo Development of Innovation

ResEUr

2009 - 2011

Tempus Croatia

CromEU

2006 – 2009

Leonardo Pilot Project

ManagEUr

2003 – 2006

Leonardo Dissemination

Victory

1999 – 2001

Leonardo Pilot Project

Bestregit

1996 – 1999

Leonardo Expert Exchange

Top Transfer

1998 – 2000

Leonardo Pilot Project

EPIC

1997 – 1998

Leonardo Pilot Project

PICO

1995 – 1998

Leonardo Mobility

Alba

1998 – 2000

Leonardo Mobility

Leopard

1999 – 2001

Leonardo Mobility

Ahead

2000 – 2002

Leonardo Mobility

Abroad

2000 – 2002

Leonardo Mobility

Arise

2001 – 2003

Leonardo Mobility

Approve

2001 – 2003

Leonardo Mobility

Etappe

2002 – 2004

Leonardo Mobility

Straight

2002 – 2004

Leonardo Mobility

Profit

2002 – 2004

Leonardo Mobility

Score

2003 – 2005

Leonardo Mobility

Quarry

2003 – 2005

Leonardo Mobility

Bridge

2004 – 2006

Leonardo Mobility

Astoria

2004 – 2006

Leonardo Mobility

Gambit

2005 – 2007

Leonardo Mobility

Preview

2006 – 2008

Leonardo Mobility

Vision

2006 – 2008

LLP Erasmus Mobility

Best-EUR

2007 – 2008

Leonardo Pilot Project Bacche 2000 – 2001
   

 

 

 

 

PHARE CBC Austria - Slovenia

eProjekti

2004 – 2005

Interreg 3A

RIM

2002 – 2005

Interreg 3B

Alpinetwork

2003 – 2006

 

 

 

FP4 Innovation

IRCA

1995

FP5 IST

Teamwork

2001 – 2003

FP5 IST

Media-ISF

2001 – 2003

FP5 Innovation

IRC NRC3.01

1997 – 2000

FP5 Innovation

IRC4.01

2000 – 2004

FP6 Innovation

IRC6.01

2004 – 2008

 

Education

Institution
[ Date from - Date to ]

Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

University of Graz
1986-1993

University, Master of Philosophy (Mag.)
Department of Translation Studies: English, German, Italian

EU – Certificates Association (2007)

Trainer Certification “ECQA Certified Innovation Manager Courses”

EU – Certificates Association (2007)

Trainer Certification “ECQA Certified EU Project Manager Courses”

WIFI Graz
2005 - 2006

Trainer for Adult Education

Abend-HAK Graz
1994 - 1995

Software Engineering

BFI Köflach
1991

Apprenticeship “Industrial Clerk” with special competences for export / import experts

BULME HTL Graz
1981 - 1984

Higher Technical School for Telecommunication and Electronics